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Monday, September 19, 2011

Tall

We're from I-O-way, I-O-way. State of all the landJoy on ev-'ry hand. We're from I-O-way, I-O-way.That's where the tall corn grows As the above picture and song indicates, Iowans , living in the heart of the corn belt are rightly proud of their states ability to grow tall and bountiful corn. Not to be outdone, I, as a proud Minnesotan, hereby submit the following pictoral evidence of that States ability to grow tall plants as well. Both pictures were taken on a recent bike trip through the prairie.


















Friend and fellow biker Gary, pointing to the top of a Canadian thistle... one of Minnesota's tall growing native plants.

Next, Troutbirder posing in front of a tall growing prarie wildflower. The narrow leafed Sunflower, which had to be about 18 feet tall.

"Minnesota hats off to thee. To our colors, true we shall ever be. Firm and strong united are we. So Rah Rah Rah for Skie U Mah. Rah Rah Fah Rah for the U. Of M......"






15 comments:

  1. Those plants are huge. I liked the song, a friend gave copies to his English students and then a week later used it as fill in the blank for extra credit on an exam. I would be lost . I went to U of AZ and ISU.My father taught at U of IA for a time, but he and my brother played for the real team, NE.

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  2. ha ha! nothing like a little rivalry between neighboring states. :)

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  3. Tennessee can top you! We have 12 foot tall Giant Ragweed. That is why this state is now one giant sneeze! I will take a picture of it next time I get over to the Greenway

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  4. Jiminy cricket! Those are some tall sunflowers and thistles. Must be some mighty rich soil there. Probably left by some glacier or other.

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  5. The last picture is just great...perfectly centered and a perfect smile.

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  6. The picture of the girl standing on the horse is hard to beat, but I have to admit, your Minnesota plants (and the rah-rah cheer!) are quite impressive.

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  7. Wow, you have some giants there! Great soil no doubt...

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  8. Holy cow that last plant is tall! And growing right out of your helmet too:)

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  9. That's one tall wildflower - love the smile!

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  10. Whoa! Those ARE tall! Wow. That first pic is great! :)

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  11. ohhh i am a bit jealous fo that corn! haha

    Great shots!
    Leontien

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  12. Not real happy after UM "stole" Kill from us at NIU.

    But, I guess we "stole" him from SIU. So, what comes around, goes around or something like that.

    How is Jerry? Haven't heard anything since the first game.

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  13. "Corn is as high as an elephant's eye..."

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